Denmark Rulebreakers Get Light Treatment, Report Shows

Danish Gambling Authority punishments for breaking the law have resulted in only €293,000 in fines over eight years, or less than a tenth of those levied in the Netherlands last year alone, a GamblingCompliance freedom of information request has revealed.

Between 2012 and 2019, the gambling authority (Spillemyndigheden) referred 36 cases to the police, which resulted in penalties totalling 2.19m Danish krone, according to the request.

That €293,000 total compares with the Netherlands Gambling Authority, which assessed fines of €3.5m last year, or the UK Gambling Commission, which levied £19.7m.

The Danish regulator also blocked 43 illegal websites between 2012 and 2018, according to the data.

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